please help with pupae

Chris Conlan conlan at
Fri Sep 25 22:22:13 EDT 1998

It is very common for some Saturniids to wait an additional year or more to
emerge.  You'll just have to overwinter your pini again and hope they come
out next year.  Sometimes you just gotta be patient.........sorry.  Heck, I
still get a Hemileuca burnsi emergence or two every fall from pupae formed
back in 1993.


>Do those of you who know saturniids have any idea how to get a pupa to
>hatch when it isn't hatching?   My remaining imperialis pini pupae are
>just sitting there.  They went through the winter along with many other
>pupae, including another pini who hatched ages ago (some time in August).
>They are alive and they squirm, but still don't eclose.  In a fit of pique
>I put them in the frij the other night, then took them out this morning,
>but they are still alive.
>WHAT DOES IT TAKE?   I'm out of creative ideas.

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